Unit: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program: Civil Engineering (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Oct 11, 2011 - 3:37:11 pm

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

The student learning outcomes are 1) attainment of in-depth technical knowledge in subdiscipline of specialization; 2) an ability to perform engineering with enhanced technical proficiency in subdiscipline of specialization; 3) an ability to present work orally and in written form; and 4) an ability to perform either original research, possibly with direction, and/or detailed, open-ended project work.

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: www.cee.hawaii.edu/content/gradstudy.htm
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

3) Below is the link(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2011:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

During this period, the department developed student performance evaluations for the thesis defense and the final oral exam which include assessment of the program SLOs. The questions cover the degree to which the student is able to demonstrate each of the outcomes at the time of the exam as well as an overall assessment. 

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

The evidence used for Plan A candidates includes the completed thesis document and the procedings of the final oral defense.  The evidence used for Plan B candidates includes the completed major research report and the procedings of the final oral examination. 

7) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

The assessment program was completed in summer 2011 and will be approved for implementation beginning in the Fall 2011.  No persons have yet been evaluated.  All MS students will be evaluated.

8) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
Other: Will be by the faculty on the student's MS committee

9) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)
Other: will be using a rubric

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.

None yet available

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

We will use the results to evaluate program course requirements, course effectiveness, need for different/additional requirements such as research methods course or oral/writing presentation course.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

Not yet available

13) Other important information.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.

This was described in the answers to the previous questions.

Rubrics were created for assessment of all SLOs at the end of program when the completed thesis/major report is available and the thesis defense/final oral exam procedings take place.  The results will be reported to and evaluated by the Department Assessment Committee which will determine recommended program modifications.